Steakhouse 71, which is going to be located on the first floor of Disney’s Contemporary Resort, will be opening on October 1 and will feature a dinner menu that includes delicious steakhouse offerings, as well as great breakfast and lunch choices. In addition, there will be a great new lounge, called the Steakhouse 71 Lounge which will offer some great alcoholic and nonalcoholic libations.
Steakhouse 71, which replaces The Wave, gets its name from the year the resort opened and will feature sleek yet comfortable décor. There will be design elements from the ‘70s and hints of Florida heritage with subtle sightings of Orange Bird and citrus groves.
Guests will be able to enjoy a breakfast menu that includes fresh-baked Pastries, Avocado Toast, Walt’s Prime Rib Hash and Eggs Benedict! Beverage options will include things like the Steakhouse Bloody Mary and the Bourbon Cold Brew (Joffrey’s Coffee Cold Brew, bourbon, maple, vanilla bean cream), as well as espresso, cappuccino, latte, freshly brewed coffee, assorted teas, and juices. (I’m really hoping Seasonal Pancakes includes Sweet Potato Pancakes as an option.)
For lunch, there are some great items, including my favorite dish, the bacon and eggs, which thankfully is returning!
As far as dinner is concerned, it’s a traditional steakhouse! Customize your steak with a choice of a side and sauce. Steakhouse 71 also has delicious fish, chicken, and plant-based offerings as well.
As far as dessert goes, the most notable will be the Steakhouse 71 Chocolate Cake. It is 15 layers of whiskey-infused chocolate cake, chocolate mousse, and raspberries. (One layer for every floor at Disney’s Contemporary Resort.)
The retro Steakhouse 71 Lounge will offer comfortable seating at the large rectangular bar. Guests will be able to enjoy cocktails like the Citrus Grove Cocktail (Italian bitter, green herbal liqueur, citrus juices, simple syrup, and orange bitters) which evokes the scents of fresh oranges and citrus groves. There is also the Steakhouse 71 Vodka Gimlet (vodka, green herbal liqueur, herbal blend, lime juice, simple syrup, and Minute Maid Premium Lemonade) which is a fresh and herbaceous cocktail inspired by the Florida wetlands. The “Lily” pad garnish is in honor of Lillian Disney. Or enjoy a Tequila Sunrise, which will feature a modern twist with tequila, tropical juices, rosemary simple syrup, and house-made grenadine. A “sharable” Tequila Sunrise is available for lunch and dinner, serving 2-4 guests.
Steakhouse 71 will offer a selection of “Disney Family of Wines,” which is a diverse collection of wines with a personal connection to the Disney name. The wineries display qualities long identified with Walt Disney and The Walt Disney Company – passion, innovation, and quality.
Reservations for Steakhouse 71 are available beginning September 16 via the Walt Disney World Resort website.